The retreat is a heartwarming and inviting hotel. Situated amidst lush green forests, it is the perfect getaway with family or a cool hangout place with friends. It is as far away from the hustle bustle of the mall road to give you a quite peaceful experience but being close enough that you can reach the market by walking for roughly 10 minutes. It also has trails/treks running from it in all directions so you can reach the tourist spots in 15-20 minutes. I would recommend Panna tal(A small clean lake where you can swim).
You would be lucky if padmini makes pancakes for you for breakfast!! Cheers to Padmini and her Family for doing an awesome job at making our stay memorable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Retreat is a 19th century colonial bungalow set in an oak, pine and deodar forest estate in the Lake District of Kumaon. The welcoming Indo-German family do their best to share their home, lifestyle, and the fascinating history of this 1860’s house that include British influences, the Grandfather who escaped the Nazis, and the Grandmother who is a descendant of Tipu Sultan and the Mughals. Delicious home-cooked meals are prepared every day; ranging from Indian, European, and even some colonial specialties. The area is ideal for barbecues, nature walks, and excursions to the forest that contain lakes ideal for swimming, fishing, and boating. The hospitality and personality of Paddy Smetacek and her children make The Retreat an ideal place to be. ... more less